Our Deacons

Deacons are the appointed servants of the congregation, and fulfill a variety of ministry roles spanning the entire work of the church. The qualifications to become a deacon are found 1 Timothy 3:8—13. They require that deacons be dignified and honest. Deacons must not indulge in much wine, be not greedy but generous, and they must practice their faith with a clear conscience. They must manage their households well and be the husband of one wife. Deacons carry out the work of their ministries under the spiritual oversight and guidance of the elders. They often work together in certain ministries and they also work closely with the ministers.

 

 

Arliss Gray, deacon of Missions, is on the Board of Trustees for the Jack Nelle Institute in Vijayawada, India and oversees its operation for the church at Leoma.

 

David Killen, deacon of Administration/Office, Involvement & Community and Youth & Family. David serves on our Youth & Family Committee, assists with the benevolence ministry, and works closely with community and involvement programs.

 

 

Doug Urban, deacon of Outside Buildings & Grounds Maintenance, Worship Service, Care Groups and Communion to Shut-ins. Doug oversees external building and grounds maintenance and coordinates the Care Group program and Communion for shut-ins.

 

Eddie Cleghorn, deacon of Technology, Local Evangelism. Eddie coordinates all media for worship services, oversees the recording and publishing of sermons, and assists with computer/network maintenance. He also assists with the "Young at Heart".

 

 

Jeff Leonard, deacon of Education, Visitation and Local Evangelism. Jeff coordinates classes for all ages. He also helps direct our Monthly Community Events, assisting the individual event coordinators with logistics.

 

Jesse Turner, deacon of Youth & Family/Outreach, serves on our Youth & Family Committee. He also oversees all advertising and media outreach.

 

 

   
 

Marty Patterson, deacon of Youth & Family, Technology, and Visitation program. Marty serves on our Youth & Family Committee, Visitation program and assists with computer/network maintenance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Josh Winters, deacon of Inside Maintenance. 
Also assists with Youth and Education.

 

 

 

 

Danny Lucy, deacon of Finances.